Ben Foden’s new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith expects their baby 19 months after his divorce from Una Healy, MailOnline can reveal.
Friends of the Celebrity X Factor star says he is ‘absolutely delighted’ to become a father for the third time.
Rugby player Ben, 34, married Jackie from New York in August just two weeks after they started dating.
He already shares two children Aoife, seven and five year old Tadhg, with the singer of The Saturday, Una, 38.
“Ben and Jackie are over the moon,” a source told MailOnline.
‘They are so excited to be parents for the first time together and look forward to starting their new life as a family.
Happy: Ben Foden is expecting a baby with his new wife Jackie Belanoff Smith, who revealed her growing baby bump in an image she shared this week that was taken over during Christmas
Bloom: Jackie recently shared a photo of her from a friend’s wedding where two friends were seen rocking her lump – with her disguising her belly with a love heart
Lovers: Ben married Jackie in August after just two weeks of dating and told his Instagram followers: “If someone like her comes into your life, why should I wait?”
“The plan is to go from America back to the UK and raise the baby here – there is a lot to organize, but they can’t wait for their new arrival.”
Furthermore: the singer Una has since moved from her marriage to Ben and now has a long-term relationship with the Irish sportsman David Breen
Jackie revealed her baby bump in an image she shared this week of her and Ben in Vermont, which was taken over at Christmas.
On the Instagram photo entrepreneur Jackie could be seen posing with Ben and her skis, while she proudly showed her hump from a side angle.
She endorsed the photo: “America the beautiful. Miss my Benny while he is in Vegas and reminisce about what a beautiful Christmas we had. ”
Their split came days before they planned to move to the US with their two children, which led Ben to start his new life after he signed with Rugby United New York alone.
Rugby international Ben, former England, married the Saturday singer Una in her native country of Ireland for the first time in 2012, after the couple was four years old.
The couple divorced in July 2018 after six years of marriage when Ben confessed that he had cheated Una with PR Becky Milne.
Family: the former English rugby international is already a father of Aoife and Tadhg, whom he shares with ex-wife Una Healy
Since then Una has left Ben with the new long-lasting Irish sportsman David Breen.
Ben married Jackie aboard a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts in August, even though the couple only knew each other for a few weeks.
After the ceremony, Ben said, “The world has a funny way to work things out, many people think I’m a bad person – because I’m sure they’ll leave a lot of nasty comments under this message because of keyboard warriors a lot.
“But I met a girl who seriously knocked me off my feet and showed me love in a time of hardship, a deeply committed love.
“People will say that we are crazy or crazy, or even crazy, because @snackyjax and I were dating a little longer than two weeks before we decided to get married.
About: Their six-year marriage ended in 2018 after Ben confessed that he had cheated Una, with the sportsman only moving to the US after signing with Rugby United in New York
“But if someone like her comes into your life, why should I wait?”
Ben told MailOnline last year that he plans to move back to the UK with Jackie and buy a house together in Cheshire.
In October he said: ‘My life has changed a lot in the last seven months.
“I have been to America and I am married. In New York it is a very busy way of life, everyone is pretty healthy.
Cozy: The Celebrity X Factor star, who took part in the show to make his children proud, revealed that he plans to move back from America to the UK and buy a house with Jackie
“Jackie loves all these shakes in the morning. She is not a vegan or vegetarian, but we have a vegetarian diet together. She has had a very positive influence on my life and my diet.
“But we plan to move back to England next summer and buy a house in Cheshire …”